AUSTIN, TX – Gov. Greg Abbott has issued a proclamation declaring Jan. 26-Feb. 1 to be Texas School Choice Week. In doing so, he joins hundreds of city, county, and state leaders across the United States who have issued similar proclamations.
Parents, teachers, and other community organizers have planned 4,891 events and activities across the state of Texas to celebrate opportunity and spark conversations about the types of learning opportunities parents want for their children. These events include large school fairs in Houston and Austin, as well as rallies, roundtable discussions, sporting events, festivals, and more. The events make up some of the 50,000 events independently planned for the week nationwide.
“We are very happy that so many Texans will be participating in National School Choice Week, and we’re grateful to Gov. Abbott for issuing this proclamation,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “Families need to know about the choices they have, and we’re inspired by the hard work of all the event planners, school leaders, parents, teachers, and others who are helping to spread the word so parents can find the best school fit for their children.”
As a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort, National School Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for students, families, and communities around the country. From January 26 through February 1, 2020, more than 50,000 independently-planned events will be held in celebration of the Week. For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com.